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Richard Dellamora fonds

  • 00-003
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2000

This fonds consists of correspondence, research material, manuscripts and publications pertaining to the scholarly works of Professor Richard Dellamora. The materials relate largely to his publications, which include "Masculine Desire" (1990), "Apocalyptic Overtures" (1994), "Postmodern Apocalypse" (1995), "The Work of Opera" (1996), and "Victorian Sexual Dissidence" (1999), as well as several journal articles. Research notes encompass such nineteenth-century writers as Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, John Ruskin and Algernon Swinburne.

Dellamora, Richard

John Quentin Brown photograph collection

  • 00-1002
  • Collection
  • ca. 1800s

This collection of photographs consists of 2 tintypes (one woman is identified as Mrs E.R. Young; 2 photographs of lumbering operations at Lake of Bays including a photograph of an alligator machine; one ambrotype of a young boy and 1 daguerreotype of two adults with a child.

Brown, John Quentin

Edward C. Caddy fonds. Additions.

  • 01-1007
  • Fonds
  • 1840, 1995

Fonds consists of 7 watercolours done by Edward C. Caddy. Likely locale of some of the paintings was supplied by Professor Gordon Roper; these locations include Scotland (2), Gull Lake, Stoney Lake, Lake Superior. Two have no indication of location. Also included is a two section map showing Herriots Mill near Kitchiwannoe Lake, and a map (mockup) of Peterborough, Ontario entitled "Location of Built Heritage (demolished and standing) in relation to the MNR building site", 1995.

Caddy, Edward C.

David Carley fonds. 2002 additions

  • 02-013
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2002

Fonds consists of manuscripts, notes, correspondence, publicity materials, audio cassettes and computer disks relating to the following plays written by David Carley: My Beautiful Mom, Memoirs of Montparnasse (by John Glassco; dramatisation by Carley), Two Passing Ships, Walking on Water, The Edible Woman (based on the novel by Margaret Atwood), Big Box, and The Morning Scoop.

Carley, David

Spencer J. Harrison fonds. Additions

  • 03-001
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2002

Fonds consists of one box of materials related to the life and times of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.

Harrison, Spencer J.

The Greatest Show on Earth / R. Murray Schafer fonds

  • 04-015
  • Fonds
  • 1986

Item is a typed multi-part copy of R. Murray Schafer's The Greatest Show on Earth. It is comprised of Patria 3, The Greatest Show on Earth, final copy, June 1986, Introduction; plus parts A through K.

Miscellaneous graphic materials collection

  • 04-021
  • Collection
  • 1830-2001

Collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, engravings, posters, broadsides, and a newspaper supplement.

Miscellaneous graphic materials

Music books collection

  • 04-1000
  • Collection
  • [1798]; n.d.

Collection consists of two music books, the first being The Easy Instructor; or, A New Method of Teaching Sacred Harmony by William Little and William Smith, Albany, revised and enlarged edition, [1798], and the second being Songs of Victory, for Evangelistic Meetings Conferences The Home Circle and Christian Worship, 543 Hymns and 144 Choruses, large type edition, compiled by Andrew W. Bell, Glasgow, n.d.

Music books

Olive Langley painting

  • 04-1012
  • Fonds
  • [1950]

Item is a framed unnamed watercolour of a house with a woman standing in front. The inscription reads: Olive Langley. /50. A further identification tag on the frame reads: Peterborough Artist and Author.

Langley, Olive

David Carley fonds. 2005 additions

  • 05-010
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2004

Fonds consists of draft manuscripts, publicity materials, programs, and research notes pertaining to David Carley plays: "The Edible Woman," "Walking on Water," "Test Drive," "Orchidelirium," a radio and stage production on the life and work of poet Al Purdy.

Carley, David

Spencer J. Harrison fonds. Additions

  • 06-001
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2005

Fonds consists of two boxes of materials related to the life and times of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.

Harrison, Spencer J.

Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. Additions

  • 08-001
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2007

Fonds consists of administrative and promotional material, meeting minutes, budgetary records, programs, artist contracts, membership lists, and correspondence relating to the Peterborough Concert Association.

Peterborough Community Concert Association

David Carley fonds. 2008 additions (1 of 2)

  • 08-011
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2006

Fonds consists of draft manuscripts, publicity materials, programs, and research notes pertaining to David Carley plays, articles and projects. Also included is Carley's personal correspondence, job and grant applications, and grade school essays and memorabilia.

Carley, David

David Carley fonds. 2008 additions (2 of 2)

  • 08-014
  • Fonds
  • 1991-2004

Fonds consists of correspondence, drafts of plays, posters and tapes of Carley plays. Plays in this addition include the D Day play "The Final Hour," "The Trouble With Leo," and "The Last Liberal."

Carley, David

Elaine Goselin collection

  • 08-019
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1992

This collection is a series of 25 scrapbooks. Twenty-three of the books chronicle the history of Arbor theatre and 2 relate to the youth theatre company Acorn. The collection was amassed by Ms. Elaine Goselin, longtime volunteer with Arbor. Goselin collected all play bills, donor and membership material, newspaper clippings, play reviews, biographies of performers and so forth. Arbor theatre Company was started in Peterborough Ontario in 1976. John Plank was the first Artistic director.

Goselin, Elaine

Fern Rahmel fonds. Additions

  • 10-002
  • Fonds
  • 1887-2009

Fonds consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, play scripts and playbills, research material, speeches, short stories, reviews and critiques, genealogies, newspaper clippings and greeting cards related to the life of Fern Rahmel. Also included is a panoramic photograph entitled Sirmilik Hoodoos Panorama by Dr. Roberta Bondar, framed and presented to Rahmel by Trent University.

Rahmel, Fern

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

  • 10-009
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2017

This fonds consists of programmes, rules and regulations, membership records, annual reports, minutes, photographs, correspondence and research material of the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough.

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough

Arbor Theatre fonds. 2011 additions

  • 11-002
  • 1981-1995

Fonds consists of approximately 500 photographs related to Arbor Theatre productions and events. Also included are two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, playbills, etc. related to Whispers Dinner Theatre, Peterborough, Ontario.

Arbor Theatre

Captain Charles Rubidge fonds. Additions

  • 11-009
  • Fonds
  • 1756; 1805-ca.1870; 2011; 2018

Fonds consists of sheet music, some of which is hand-copied. The items originated with Captain Charles Rubidge and penciled annotations suggest that he collected or hand-copied a number of them in the early 1800s for his wife-to-be, Margaret Clarke, before coming to Canada. "Mrs. Rubidge" is written in hand on some pieces. Provenance is indicated on some documents in layered notes made by family descendants across generations. Also included is information compiled by Laurie Lambe Wallace about the sheet music and its history within the Rubidge family.

In 2017, 29 additional pieces of sheet music dating to the early 1800s were added. This music belonged to Mary Catharine Dunsford, wife of Reverend Hartley. Some of the music includes handwritten notations with family names and dates. While the publications of some pieces may date to the early 1800s, the handwritten penciled dates cover a period generally between the 1830s and 1860s. The notations point to connections between the Rubidge, Dunsford, McEwen, and Boyd families of the Peterborough area. Included in this addition is genealogical information compiled by the donor.

Rubidge, Charles

Arbor Theatre fonds. 2012 additions

  • 12-014
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1994

Fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, financial documents, publicity reports and fundraising campaigns, business reports, and promotional pamphlets and brochures pertaining to Arbor Theatre.

Arbor Theatre

David Carley fonds. 2013 additions

  • 13-004
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2009

Fonds consists of correspondence, draft manuscripts, posters, cds, publicity materials, and contracts related to plays of David Langley Carley. Plays and/or episodes in this addition include Backbencher, The Sweaters, Taking Liberties, 5 Hot Plays, Opera on the Rocks, Afghanada, The Taming of the Dude, American Detour, The Brief, Conservatives in Love, Trevi Fountain, Drive Home Dramas, Clockwork Twin, Last Liberal, The Final Hour, and others.

Carley, David

Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani fonds. 2013 additions

  • 13-006
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1985

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, published articles, memos, and notes related to the careers of Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani.

Bagnani, Gilbert and Stewart

Joseph Wearing fonds. 2015 additions

  • 15-007
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940-1996

Fonds consists of Professor Joseph Wearing's research materials, newspaper clippings, reports, and articles related to the Liberal Party of Canada, various Liberal Party conventions and conferences, the Peterborough Riding Liberal Association, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, government and Canadian federal cultural policy, Canadian federal elections of the 1960s and 1970s, and The Arts. Also included are miscellaneous notes and manuscripts, as well as materials related to the video “:30 Second Democracy” and Wearing’s book, The L-Shaped Party: the Liberal Party of Canada, 1958-1980. Included also in this fonds are programs, financial and administrative records, and minutes related to Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, 1970s-1980.

Wearing, Joseph

Spencer J. Harrison fonds. 2016 additions

  • 16-002
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940s-2014

Fonds consists of two boxes of materials related to the life of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.

Harrison, Spencer J.

Peter Royle fonds

  • 18-006
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1969-2017

Fonds is comprised of published and unpublished books, plays, short stories, articles, and essays written by Professor Peter Royle. Included are hard copy manuscripts and notes, as well as several digital files.

Royle, Peter

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